Over the past few years, there has been a good bit of controversy in one form or another on “Dancing with the Stars”; from accusations of marriage breakups and voter fraud to cast members changes.

Last summer, DWTS producers cited wanting to “shake things up” and the desire to draw in a larger audience as the reason for a rather unceremonious firing of hosts Tom Bergeron and Erin Andrews.  DWTS brought in model and talk show host Tyra Banks which has resulted in numerous complaints and threats from long time fans to stop watching the show.

Fans of DWTS have noticed a big difference in the way Banks has hosted the show; including a focus on herself, missed cues, and her numerous costume changes.

Despite all of those complaints, ABC and DWTS has chosen to retain Banks as the host for the 30th season of “Dancing with the Stars” in the fall.

Creator of “America’s Next Top Model”, Banks is also listed as an executive producer for the series.

Banks spoke on her DWTS hosting duties saying, “I know that when you come into something that has been around for a long time, some people are not going to be comfortable with that.  But obviously I still took the opportunity. That’s just who I am. I go toward risk. I go toward putting myself out there. I go toward taking a chance.”

With lockdowns and travel restrictions due to the Covid pandemic, head judge Len Goodman was not able to join his fellow judges Carrie Ann Inaba and Bruno Tonioli at the judges table.  DWTS champion Derek Hough sat in for Goodmen.  All four of the judges are expected to return for the new season.

Dancers, celebrities, and premiere date will be announced at a later date.